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Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Go see a doctor: You're a young person and I am concerned about your statement 'often breathless occasional dizziness.' Presumably you're not taking any medications - you can have side effects from these, from over the counter meds, from illicit drugs. Go see a doctor. No one can give you a definitive answer online. ...Read more

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Left hand pain around pinky and ring finger knuckles and left elbow pain, 24 weeks pregnant.?

Left hand pain around pinky and ring finger knuckles and left elbow pain, 24 weeks pregnant.?

Ulnar neuropathy: You have likely heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a compression and irritation of the median nerve in the wrist. Ulnar tunnel syndrome, which it sounds like you may have, is a compression of the ulnar nerve in elbow. This nerve supplies the ring finger and pinky fingers. If it is compressed and irritated it can produce tingling and pain in those fingers. It is more common in pregnancy. ...Read more

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After day of heavy typing, my left pinky feels weird. My strength, reaction time, and sensation are normal. It feels vague and stiff. Why? Help :-(

After day of heavy typing, my left pinky feels weird. My strength, reaction time, and sensation are normal. It feels vague and stiff. Why? Help :-(

Overuse injuries: Hi Dorothy, Usually with physical activities such as typing it is possible to suffer overuse injuries to our digits. It is a good sign if you do not have significant pain in your pinky. Repetitive stress or overuse injuries can include tendon strain and tendonitis, which are likely with your clinical picture. Try to rest your affected pinky by using other fingers to do its typing jobs. ...Read more

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I have this little patch on the left side of my tongue, about half the size of a 5p. Normal pinky colour but a little darker, No pain. Comes and goes?

I have this little patch on the left side of my tongue, about half the size of a 5p.  Normal pinky colour but a little darker, No pain. Comes and goes?

Needs to be seen: It's impossible to diagnose and advise you without it actually being seen. See a healthcare professional (General Dentist, Oral Surgeon, ENT specialist). ...Read more

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My left pinky has been numb for a week. What should I do for this?

My left pinky has been numb for a week. What should I do for this?

See a neurologist: Neurologist can evaluate nerve function with . Physical exam and emg/ncv and can order MRI if needed most common reason is nerve compression and inflammation. ...Read more

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Why do I get a SHARP SHOOTING PAIN on my left pinky randomly? (No force or work. Just chilling and it happens) been happening for yrs, randomly :(

Why do I get a SHARP SHOOTING PAIN on my left pinky randomly? (No force or work. Just chilling and it happens) been happening for yrs, randomly :(

Ulnar nerve: This might be the answer: The pinky is supplied by the ulnar nerve, which has to pass through a narrow region in the inner elbow. When there is irritation or narrowing here, people may have pain or tingling or numbness in their pinky finger. Sometimes this occurs more often when leaning bent elbows on a table. ...Read more

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Last Friday i jammed my left pinky. i couldnt bend it cuz it was swollen. It's not a bad now but my left pinky looks bigger than right and i feel bump?

Last Friday i jammed my left pinky. i couldnt bend it cuz it was swollen. It's not a bad now but my left pinky looks bigger than right and i feel bump?

May need x-ray: From what you described, you may have fractured a bone and it would be prudent to see your doctor for an examination to determine if an x-ray of the finger may be needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My left palm by my pinky started hurting. Why?

My left palm by my pinky started hurting. Why?

See an orthopedist: You should have it evaluated to rule out nerve entrapment problems involving the ulnar nerve in guyons canal, ligament or tendon inflammation/strains/tears or even subtle fractures. Basic treatment consists of resting, use of a over the counter wrist splint, avoidance of painful activities, icing especially if re- irritated by ongoing activity, and use of anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Probably ulnar nerve: The small finger's feeling is provided by the ulnar nerve. If this nerve is pinched, it will cause numbness in the small finger, and the side of the ring finger closest to the small finger. The most common place this nerve is pinched is the elbow, and symptoms are worse when leaning on the elbow or keeping the elbow bent. The nerve can also be pinched at the wrist, or the neck. ...Read more

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